Maine South HS student arrested after posting prank threat on Snapchat: police

SHARE Maine South HS student arrested after posting prank threat on Snapchat: police
park_ridge_police_e1557307004153.jpg

Park Ridge Police Department Facebook photo

A Maine South High School student was arrested Sunday in northwest suburban Norridge for posting a prank threat on social media.

Saul Merino, 18, was charged with felony disorderly conduct after Park Ridge police said he posted a photo with a rifle on Snapchat under the caption, “No one come to school tomorrow.”

Another Maine South student saw the photo and showed his parents, who called the authorities, police said. Officers immediately responded to Merino’s address in the 8500 block of Foster Avenue and took him to the police station for questioning.

Upon further investigation, officers concluded that the Snapchat post was meant as a prank and that Merino did not pose a credible threat to the community, police said.

Saul Merino | Park Ridge police

Saul Merino | Park Ridge police

Merino’s bond was set at $10,000, police said. He is due in court June 4.

The Latest
The man, 36, was in a vacant building sometime Sunday morning in the 6400 block of South Whipple Street when the fire started, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
He wants to help catch the person who shot him. First, he has to get police to work with him — then he has to pick the right guy.
About 4:25 a.m., a red sedan was going south in the northbound lanes of the 3300 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive when it struck a dark SUV going north, Chicago police said.
Voters face a long list of candidates for Chicago mayor, some with vastly different views on public schools, and longstanding history, for better or worse, with the district.